Modern American Picnic

Summer is the best season to explore the wonders of the outdoors and gather with family, friends, and delicious food. When you think of picnics, you think of a picnic basket that is loaded with quick, transportable dishes. Instead of the usual picnic fare, try this elevated menu that is easy and can be made in advance.

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Cost Per Serving

$ 14.21

ChefBear Complete Meals - hummus pesto dip

hummus pesto dip

For the ultimate dipping experience, try this mouthwatering recipe for hummus pesto dip. It has the earthy flavors of fresh basil, almonds, and aromatic spices blended with tahini, garlic, and chickpeas. It is the perfect dip for pita chips or crunchy veggies.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - baked crab dip

baked crab dip

This warm crab dip will remind you of the delicious dip from your favorite bar. My version features tender lump crab meat, sour cream, cream cheese and plenty of melted cheddar in a zesty sauce. Serve it warm with veggie sticks, crackers or chips.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - apple bacon coleslaw

apple bacon coleslaw

This quick upscale coleslaw has green and red cabbage, shredded carrots, tangy yogurt dressing, chopped bacon, tart apples and sweet dried cranberries. This Apple Bacon Coleslaw is perfect for any BBQ or pinic and pairs well with hot dogs, hamburgers or any traditional summer BBQ dish.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - pickled cucumbers and onion salad

pickled cucumbers and onion salad

This simple and tasty salad is a fusion of cucumbers and onions in a zesty herb brine. Chill it in the refrigerator overnight for optimal flavor. The recipe is an awesome opportunity to serve your family fresh garden ingredients.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - california chicken salad

california chicken salad

This California chicken salad has tender chunks of chicken breast, crispy veggies, and chunks of avocado and mango. The sweet and savory yogurt dressing features aromatic spices and a dollop of honey. Serve as a traditional sandwich or make a wrap with flour tortillas, lavash or in a pita.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - overnight chocolate chunk cookies

overnight chocolate chunk cookies

Are you looking for the perfect dessert to pack in your picnic basket? How about these irresistible chocolate chunk cookies! They are oversized, soft & chewy, and loaded with heavenly chunks of chocolate. The secret ingredient is a light sprinkle of sea salt to give the cookie a splendid sweet & salty flavor. These cookies take a little while to make (we allow the dough to rest overnight - ensuring a tender and buttery crumb) - but they are so worth it.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - southern boozy lemonade

southern boozy lemonade

While the kids fill up on lemonade, the adults can enjoy it enhanced with a little bourbon. This southern-inspired lemonade has fresh lemon juice, soda, bourbon, and a splash of bitters. It is a great way to stay deliciously hydrated at your picnic or backyard barbecue.

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